Re-purposed treehouse

By swschick · May 29, 2013 · ·
  1. swschick
    My "baby" is a 6'2" college soon-to-be junior. When a winter storm downed his tree-house we decided to get chickens. 100 feet of 1/2" hardware cloth, repurposed shed doors, some recycled windows ($10 each), $10 vinyl flooring and we are ready for the girls to arrive on Friday. We built a platform (also out of repurposed lumber) to keep them secure while we are at work all day. Planning on letting them free-range when we are home.
    a side view of the coop and run-love the window boxes!
    A rooster to watch over the girls! Double doors to make run clean out easier. Need to install outdoor roost and sandbox.
    backside view-top has 1/2 metal roof and 1/2 hardware cloth-tall enough to walk in
    nesting boxes
    inside-vinyl floor and roost in front of "picture" window (windows are both screened with 1/2" hardware cloth)

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Recent User Reviews

  1. CCUK
    "Looks great"
    3/5, 3 out of 5, reviewed Jul 14, 2018
    I like the look of this. It blends in great but not much detail of the build.
  2. karenerwin
    "Not much information about building the coop"
    2/5, 2 out of 5, reviewed Jul 2, 2018
    What a good use for the treehouse!
    How is the wood floor holding up in the run? Why did you decide that roosts weren't needed in the run? I would have liked to see inside the actual treehouse part, are there roosts in there?

    Overall, I think you did a good job, there just aren't any details about how you built it. However, since you basically just added the windows, nest boxes and run, I guess the pictures do a fairly good job of showing that.

    Great use of recycled materials. Thanks for sharing your coop with us.


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  1. LuvOurChickies
    Beautiful ~ Love it !
  2. gkleing3
    Very nice! Can't wait to see the new occupants!
  3. Stumpy
    Great job!

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